Downtown bakery updates
After months of delays, it looks like Cannelle by Matt Knio may finally make its entrance in Capitol Park in 2019. The French-style patisserie and coffee shop in the 45 West Grand River building is the second outpost of the Cannelle brand developed by Golden Wheat Bakery owner Matt Knio. The original cafe is located in Birmingham. The Detroit shop has been in the works since last fall across from Lovers Only. Per a post on Instagram this week, Knio is aiming for an opening during the first week of February downtown.
Royal Oak reveals new parking policy
Amid a seemingly endless stream of complaints from residents and downtown business owners, the city of Royal Oak is implementing a pilot parking policy on Main Street between 11 Mile Road and Fourth Street. The new program will designate five spaces for 30-minute meters near the Bean & Leaf Cafe, Bruegger’s Bagels, and Starbucks starting Friday, December 21 and running through May 2019. The effort is an attempt to satisfy calls for more temporary parking — particularly for restaurant delivery drivers. “We have to adhere to the surge in fast-casual dining and services like Grubhub, and quick zone parking spaces will provide ease for customers and visitors,” Royal Oak city community engagement specialist Judy Davids says in a release.
New chain coffee on Livernois
A new Biggby Coffee location owned by Bucharest Grill founder Bogdan Tarasov threw open its doors near Bagley and the University District today at 18685 Livernois Ave. The cafe is a standalone operation.
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